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Mtn. View names new police chief

A longtime Mountain View resident is scheduled to take the reins of the Mountain View Police Department in August. City Manager Dan Rich announced Friday that Capt. Max Bosel would fill the role vacated by Scott Vermeer, chief for the past 13 years, who retired in June to work in the private sector.

Bosel joined the department as an officer in 1995 and rose to the rank of captain, running three divisions and serving as both interim police chief and interim assistant city manager.

“I look forward to leading your police department as we continue our commitment to earning your trust and support as we strive to uphold our city’s values of treating people with respect, acting with integrity and providing exceptional service while fulfilling our community’s expectation for a safe Mountain View,” Bosel said in a statement to residents.

Bosel, who will assume the position Aug. 4, will receive $242,000 in salary, according to Rich’s announcement.

Grand theft

June 23, 5:51 p.m., 300 block of First Street: An unknown suspect stole 12 bottles of wine, valued at $1,100, from Draeger’s Market.

June 24, 11:51 a.m., 700 block of University Avenue: An unknown suspect stole a bicycle valued at more than $1,000 from a resident’s garage.

Theft

June 27, 4:26 p.m., 4800 block of El Camino Real: Two unknown suspects walked out of Whole Foods Market with $300 worth of stolen grocery items and fled in a vehicle parked in front of the store.

– Town Crier Staff

Malicious mischief

June 25, 12:09 a.m., 2300 block of Deodara Drive: A resident contacted police after discovering that someone tagged a sound wall near his home with spray paint.

June 26, 1 a.m., South Rengstorff Avenue and Latham Street, Mountain View: Los Altos Police cited and released a male bicyclist for possessing a meth pipe. According to police, patrol officers originally stopped the male bicyclist for a mechanical violation. While the suspect searched for identification, the drug pipe fell out of his bag.

Theft

June 27, 4:26 p.m., 4800 block of El Camino Real: Two unknown suspects walked out of Whole Foods Market with $300 worth of stolen grocery items and left in a vehicle parked in front of the store.

Battery

June 27, 8:18 p.m., 200 block of Main Street: According to police, a developmentally disabled male allegedly slapped a 10-year-old girl twice in the face in a Main Street coffee shop. The family of the girl opted not to file a police report.

June 29, 10:15 p.m., 100 block of Jordan Avenue: An argument over a Facebook post escalated into a physical altercation, with one female subject punching another female during the exchange. Police said the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office is currently reviewing the case. No arrests have been made.

– Diego Abeloos

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